Security Smarts, Removing information from photos

sunni

Administrator
Staff member
Do you happen know how to remove all this information on a mac?
what you quoted was for iphone instructions. which is different from a PC/MAC as its a hand held cellular device.
do you just want to know how to remove information from your mac computer...?
 

t3hmobster

Active Member
what you quoted was for iphone instructions. which is different from a PC/MAC as its a hand held cellular device.
do you just want to know how to remove information from your mac computer...?
That is correct, I have a lot of photos on my MAC from my DSLR but have no idea how to remove the information. I am a pretty new user to MAC OS. Always been a PC user ha.
 

sunni

Administrator
Staff member
That is correct, I have a lot of photos on my MAC from my DSLR but have no idea how to remove the information. I am a pretty new user to MAC OS. Always been a PC user ha.
I do not use Mac I bet you though if you google remove metadata From photos on Mac you'll find the answer

The cameras like dslr they don't show much information I have one they show basics like what camera it was the color of the camera your camera settings your shutter speed

It's iPhones and cellular photos that people need to be cautious about those are the ones that leak your location should you not have your cellular locations turned off
It mostly happens when people forget to turn it off after using something like iPhone maps

The DSLRs don't have gps on them so you wouldn't have to worry if you are still worried google what I wrote above should get detailed info
Sorry I'm not a Mac user therefore I can't test out how to do it
 

t3hmobster

Active Member
I do not use Mac I bet you though if you google remove metadata From photos on Mac you'll find the answer

The cameras like dslr they don't show much information I have one they show basics like what camera it was the color of the camera your camera settings your shutter speed

It's iPhones and cellular photos that people need to be cautious about those are the ones that leak your location should you not have your cellular locations turned off
It mostly happens when people forget to turn it off after using something like iPhone maps

The DSLRs don't have gps on them so you wouldn't have to worry if you are still worried google what I wrote above should get detailed info
Sorry I'm not a Mac user therefore I can't test out how to do it
hey thank you so much for the response, guess I wasn't really thinking about that fact that gps isn't enabled into the DSLR photos. Guess i've just always been extremely use to using my iPhone and droid for my pictures. Thank you a great deal for the information though :)
 

Sali-D

Well-Known Member
Even if location services is on it doesn't pin point your location, only the suburb your in at the time....that's what I see anyway from looking at my photos ....correct me if I'm wrong?
 

sunni

Administrator
Staff member
Even if location services is on it doesn't pin point your location, only the suburb your in at the time....that's what I see anyway from looking at my photos ....correct me if I'm wrong?
Dependant on the phone
And where the photo was taken
If it's a major landmark or not as well

Either way that's all really neither here nor there people simply don't want that much information out onto rollitup
So we've created a guide to take it off
 

OldMedUser

Well-Known Member
Even if location services is on it doesn't pin point your location, only the suburb your in at the time....that's what I see anyway from looking at my photos ....correct me if I'm wrong?
Wrong! EXIF data can pinpoint your location to 3 meters or less from pics from any phone or digi cam that has it's GPS turned on. For phones just turn off the location function or set it to use GPS only if 911 is dialed.

Use StartPage to "Google" stuff. It goes thru Google but doesn't track your IP like Google.

On a PC/Mac or certain phones then use TOR to go to places like this where you would rather not be tracked. Once you have TOR go get a phony email and use that here too.

Rippers and cops are always snooping around for clues so leave as few as you can to be safe!

:peace:
 

OldMedUser

Well-Known Member
How can I delete all the photos I have ever posted?
If you've uploaded your pics directly to a site like this then you would need to ask someone in Admin like Sunni but it's very unlikely they will remove them as it leaves holes in threads. Same with posts so if someone wants to delete their account the posts will remain.

If your pics are all on a host site like Photobucket etc then you can delete them any old time.

Generally once something is posted it's been picked up by bots in a very short time and is out there forever with billions of other posts and pics. Unless someone is targeting you they are just a mote of dust in a galaxy with trillions of motes and unlikely to be noticed.
 

Dr.Amber Trichome

Well-Known Member
Wrong! EXIF data can pinpoint your location to 3 meters or less from pics from any phone or digi cam that has it's GPS turned on. For phones just turn off the location function or set it to use GPS only if 911 is dialed.

Use StartPage to "Google" stuff. It goes thru Google but doesn't track your IP like Google.

On a PC/Mac or certain phones then use TOR to go to places like this where you would rather not be tracked. Once you have TOR go get a phony email and use that here too.

Rippers and cops are always snooping around for clues so leave as few as you can to be safe!

:peace:
How do I add smartpage to my safari search engine choices in the settings on my phone?
Thanks for the information about location and camera photos . I did have mine on and always found it to be a very annoying feature. I was curious about its function but never took the time to look around in my settings to see it's origination. I was able to easily turn it off with your instructions.
 

OldMedUser

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It's called Startpage Doc. Can't help you with the phones tho as I never owned one. Got an older flip phone that gathers dust most of the time and I just pack around in case of emergencies. It's set to only use GPS when 911 is dialed and I have a digi cam for pics that doesn't have GPS at all but it does have Manual White Balance so I can take pics under any light that look like normal.
 

Joomby

Well-Known Member
If you've uploaded your pics directly to a site like this then you would need to ask someone in Admin like Sunni but it's very unlikely they will remove them as it leaves holes in threads. Same with posts so if someone wants to delete their account the posts will remain.

If your pics are all on a host site like Photobucket etc then you can delete them any old time.

Generally once something is posted it's been picked up by bots in a very short time and is out there forever with billions of other posts and pics. Unless someone is targeting you they are just a mote of dust in a galaxy with trillions of motes and unlikely to be noticed.
Cheers man. I have reported the pics in question they might be kind enough to move them
 

TreeFarmerCharlie

Well-Known Member
I know this is an old thread, but is this still the case? I found this while trying to find if RIU strips metadata because I would rather post my images, directly here rather than host them on Imgur (so it never disappears here if I delete it from Imgur), but in order for me to do that I would have to load each picture I want to post to Imgur to strip the data, save that back to my phone, and then use that photo to load to the site. I'm glad I found this because I thought it was pretty common practice for growers forums to strip the metadata to protect the location privacy of members. I know I can turn disable location tags in my phone, but I travel a lot for work and use location for easily finding job site photos.
 

OldMedUser

Well-Known Member
I'm not positive but @sunni would probably know for sure if locations are stripped.

I do have a smart phone now but it's smarter than me so I'm not sure what it's up to but I think if you turn off location on your phone, take your pics then turn it back on the location won't be in the pics EXIF file. You can get free EXIF viewers then check and see.

I have backup turned off on the phone so it's sticking my pics in the cloud like it did. Still use my digi cam for any pics I want to be sure about not having locations on them.

:peace:
 
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